Structural system

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose & Scope
  3. Structural System
  4. Exterior
  5. Roof System
  6. Plumbing System
  7. Electrical System
  8. Heating System
  9. Air Conditioning Systems
  10. Interior
  11. Insulation and Ventilation
  12. Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
  13. General Limitations and Exclusions
  14. Glossary of Italicized Terms


3.1 The inspector shall:

A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing.

B. describe:

1. the methods used to inspect under-floor crawlspaces and attics.

2. the foundation.

3. the floor structure.

4. the wall structure.

5. the ceiling structure.

6. the roof structure.

3.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis.

B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components.

C. enter under-floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches.

D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.